Dyson stepped out of its comfort zone for its third styling product in THE Corrale: a $500 cordless flat iron who uses flexible plates to significantly reduce the risk of heat damage to hair. With the Dyson Airstrait, the company has created another hair straightening device that takes advantage of what he does best: moving air at high speed.
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Corrale’s innovative flexible plates have allowed the straightener to better gather the hair and apply heat and tension more evenly, allowing it to operate at much lower temperatures than a traditional flat iron. Less heat meant less damage over time.
The new Dyson Airstrait still looks like a traditional flat iron, with a design that clamps onto hair as it’s pulled. But instead of the clip itself heating up, the Airstrait has vents along both edges that shoot a “precisely angled high-pressure blade of air” down and into the hair, drying and straightening it. in a single pass.
The Airstait is pdriven by one of Dyson’s Hyperdymium motors, who has a 13-blade turbine that spins up to 106,000 rpm. Jonly 27 millimeters in size, the engine small enough to fit in the handle of the Airstrait. Also buried inside the rectifier are ‘glass bead thermistors’ which ‘measure the temperature of the air stream up to 30 times per second’ to ensure that the temperature of the air gap does not become no hotter than the one the user has selected.
The Dyson Airstrait offers two styling modes: a wet hair mode with three temperature settings up to 285°F, and a dry hair mode with two settings that end at the same temperature. There’s also a cool mode that can be used to quickly cool straightened hair and lock in style, and two different speed settings to choose from.
The Dyson Airstrait is currently available via Dyson website and it’s priced exactly the same as the $500 Dyson Corrale straightener. However, while the Corrale offers cordless functionality, due to its size and the powerful electric motor it uses, the Airstrait is more of a corded accessory and requires A power socket.